Change in car seat laws

Published on: 16/03/2017

New laws in regards to backless booster seats have come into force, affecting the introduction of new products to the market.  The change relates to the height and weight a child will be able to use a backless booster seat – but only affects new products coming on to the market. Parents can continue to use existing booster seats.

The Department of Transports states that: “The new rules mean that manufacturers aren’t allowed to introduce new models of backless booster seats for children shorter than 125cm or weighing less than 22kg. The change doesn’t affect existing models of seats or cushions and doesn’t mean that they are unsafe or illegal – though parents are still being encouraged to make sure they know the rules for using child car seats.  The change to the technical standards means that the range of products available on the market are better suited for younger children.”

More information about child car seats can be found here.